Lee County Extension Office announces events

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Contributed by Tara Barr – Lee County Extension Office

4-H Camp: June 2 to 4. ($175) There are only 24 spots, so register ASAP. Must have total payment and all paperwork to be added to the list. Deadline to register is Feb. 19. Call 334-749-3353 for more information.

East Alabama 4-H Poultry Project 2021: You must be in 4-H online and between the ages of 9 and 18. Call Lee County Extension office at 334-749-3353 or email Deborah Stewart at dhs000@auburn.edu. Cost is $35; check and registration form must be turned in by Feb. 26. Register early due to there only being a few spots. No late registrations.

Land Use Enterprises Webinar: Extension agents and specialists will discuss some profitable options that landowners might wish to consider or use on their property. Target audience is landowners, farmers, investors and absentee landowners. Enterprises to be addressed are: Livestock and Forages, Forestry & Wildlife, Plant-Based Enterprises, Traditional Row Crops, Hemp Enterprises, Agritourism Opportunities and Beekeeping Products. Online Registration is required at www.aces.edu/event/land-use-enterprises-webinar. Webinar link will be emailed upon registration. For assistance, contact the Tallapoosa County Extension Office at 256-825-1050.

ServSafe Class: Lee County ServSafe Class will be at the Hubbard CASIC Building on Auburn Campus. The Class will be Feb. 22 and 23 starting at 9 a.m. Register at www.aces.edu/go/servsafe. For more information call 334-749-3353.

Cottage Food Certification: Visit www.aces.edu/go/cottagefoodbusiness, where you can watch four videos and then register for the exam. Cost is $25.

Get Outside with Alabama Smart Yards Webinar Series: Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. The Zoom room is a new room and everyone will have to reregister at www.auburn.zoom.us/j/82398811386.

The 26th Annual Alabama Beekeeping Symposium will be Feb. 6 and 7 this year. This virtual symposium is only $20. Check out the agenda and register at the website (www.aces.edu/blog/topics/lawn-garden/alabama-beekeeping-symposium/).

Free Virtual Cotton and Rice Conference. Earn CEU Credit for 60 Educational Videos. (Available for three years.) Videos will be available on Feb. 10 with more than 100 speakers. Register for free today at www.nctd.net or www.mafg.net.

Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class for Lee County: Feb. 16 at 8:30 a.m. You must call 334-749-3353 to register. This class is designed for the farmers who need to take the private pesticide applicator test in order to purchase restricted use products. However, the class will be discussing chemical safety and sprayer calibration, so anyone who sprays pesticides on a large scale will benefit from this training, even if a restricted pesticide license is not needed. A fee of $20 will be charged for this training and testing. An additional licensing fee of $25 will be sent to the Department of Agriculture and Industries by the applicant. The licensing fee is not included in the training and testing fee. Please plan to pay with a check made out the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) in the amount of $20 or with the correct cash amount. Participants must bring and wear a facemask in accordance with COVID guidelines.

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